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  1. Ocean Park in dolphin debate

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff writer Ocean Park wants to buy about 30 bottlenose dolphins from the Solomon Islands. But no one knows how many of these dolphins there are in the wild. If numbers are low, it could be dangerous to take 30. So Ocean Park says it will give the Solomon Islands' government money to study how many dolphins there are in its waters. If there are enough dolphins, the government says ...

  2. An inspiring sight for guilty eyes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford It is almost 10am when the cry 'Dolphin!' goes up. The water is dark brown and choppy, yet the sleek arch and bubblegum pink are unmistakable- a Chinese white dolphin. Despite the seven dolphin experts on the boat having collectively made thousands of sightings, the sleek figures just off the airport elicit sighs of delight. The team remains transfixed ...

  3. Eating chicken vs eating dolphin

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing in response to the article 'Food for thought' (Young Post, March 22). It mentions the dolphin-killing practice in Taiji, Japan. The writer raised questions about eating dolphin meat but did not explain why eating it is wrong. It has been a tradition for fishermen in Taiji to hunt dolphins and sell their meat to Japanese consumers. They don't really ...

  4. Location of border crossing will benefit engineers, not dolphins

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... makes an astounding claim that he is protecting the Chinese white dolphin. He goes as far as stating that he has made a special effort to avoid obstructing the dolphins' feeding grounds to justify locating the border crossing facility east of the airport. He completely ignores the fact that this would have a greater impact on the dolphins. He now places the crossing facility right ...

  5. Ocean Park shifts on dolphins

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff writer Ocean Park has changed its mind about how it will fund a study on wild dolphins in the Solomon Islands. The study aimed to have wild dolphins imported to the theme park. ... dolphins around the islands for some to be brought to Hong Kong. Conservationists and scientists had objected to Ocean Park funding the study because it involved paying the Solomon Islands ...

  6. Dolphins under threat

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... LEE WING-SZE Many of us are familiar with the Chinese white dolphins, which are declining in numbers because of habitat loss and pollution. But another marine mammal in the region is also suffering from the same fate- the Irrawaddy dolphin. In light of growing international concern, the Irrawaddy dolphin was listed together with the Chinese White in a Convention on International ...

  7. Dolphin-study funds on hold after Solomons changes leaders

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Ocean Park has halted controversial plans to fund a study that might have led to it importing dozens of bottlenose dolphins from the Solomon Islands. Conservationists criticised the theme park last year when it emerged that it was to fund a US$100,000 government study in the islands that would lead to the import of wild-captured dolphins if the population ...

  8. Radio-tagging risks infecting dolphins

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is with grave concern that I read in the South China Morning Post ('Pact agreed to help save dolphins', June 3) of a plan to capture and radio-tag humpback (or Chinese white) dolphins in the Pearl River. Several years ago, proposals were tabled by a scientist working on behalf of the Hong Kong government to conduct a biopsy sampling project (involving firing darts ...

  9. Would you like to swim with dolphins?

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... If the price was reasonable I would give it a go. But the price of the programme provided by Ocean Park is rather expensive. If I was able to get close to a dolphin I would ride on it. Tinging Lai Hoi-ting Age: 19 Top tunes: Leo Ku Kui-kei's latest CD Yes, absolutely. If I could swim with a dolphin, I would do the breaststroke and perform tricks with it. It should be a lot of fun. ...

  10. Students 'swim' with dolphins

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trying to determine the number of dolphins there. Whenever a dolphin was sighted, she quickly recorded the location and the environmental data. 'The sun was cruel and we got no shade to hide. It was like a permanent sauna,' said the 19-year-old. 'But we spotted 61 dolphins, almost 80 per cent of the whole population in the river. It's so worthwhile.' ...




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